Whithorn Team (Dumfries and Galloway)


The Whithorn Team are based in the Machars Peninsula of Galloway. The Team includes several staff members from the Whithorn Trust, as well as a number of local people. We have wide-ranging interests that span the early prehistory and history of this region. Some of the Team are also involved in archaeological excavations, reconstructions, and educational activities through the Whithorn Trust (you can find out more about this work on the Whithorn Trust website).

The Machars region is famous for its early Christian carvings and its connections to St Ninian, but it also has many unusual (and some unique) prehistoric carvings. These are not well-known and rarely visited, apart from the rock art at Drumtroddan and Big Balcraig, which are cared for by Historic Environment Scotland. We are looking forward to finding out more about our local rock art and making it more accessible to people through our photographs and 3D models.

Looking ahead, we are interested in how else we could promote rock art through an exhibition, or events organised in association with the Whithorn Trust.


Whithorn Team

Whithorn Team 


Whithorn Team

Whithorn Team recording a carved panel




Community Teams

Public engagement lay at the heart of Scotland's Rock Art Project, and our research was informed by the work of our dedicated Community Teams. You can find out more about our Teams on this page!

Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife (ELF)

Find out about what motivates the ELF (Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife) Team by visiting their profile here. 

North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS)

NOSAS members are active across the North of Scotland and as a group have a diverse range of knowledge and expertise. This experience includes the execution of a regional project recording rock art in Ross-shire. Members have been actively involved in the Scotland's Rock Art Project since it started and have significantly contributed to it's development. NOSAS are primarily based in Highland region, but are active throughout Northern Scotland.

ACFA (Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists)

ACFA members are certified archaeologists from the University of Glasgow, involved in a number of archaeological projects. They are currently divided in three rock art teams covering the Clyde, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. Read about their interests here. 

Kirkcudbright Team (Dumfries and Galloway)

Meet the Kirkcudbright Team and read about their interests and why they are involved in ScRAP! 

Rock Art Bute

Being an island community archaeology has always played an important part of the social activities on Bute. Read more about their involvement with ScRAP in this section. 


The Strachur group was the first team to be trained in order to undertake rock art recording fieldwork for ScRAP. Learn about their interests and motivation to collaborate with ScRAP here.